February 2, 2019
2702 Hoyt Ave.
Everett, WA 98201
"Welcome to Subirdia" author Marzluff Kicks Off Everett Reads!
Saturday, February 2, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Renowned ornithologist and urban ecologist John Marzluff reveals the surprising biodiversity in our urban and suburban areas.
The event kicks off the library’s 2019 Everett Reads! Event, which encourages library users to share a learning and literary experience each February. Our theme in 2019 is animals, and our keynote event is on Feb. 9 and 10, with acclaimed author and naturalist Sy Montgomery.
Over many years of research and fieldwork, Marzluff and student assistants have closely followed the lives of thousands of tagged birds seeking food, mates, and shelter in cities and surrounding areas. The small glens, wooded gulches, and shrubby yards of urban areas create island-like habitats that provide new opportunities for not only “adapters,” like crows and Canada geese, but also for native creatures like tiny Pacific wrens and pileated woodpeckers, Marzluff reports.
By practicing careful stewardship with the biological riches in our cities and towns, Marzluff explains, we can foster a new relationship between humans and other living creatures—one that honors and enhances our mutual destiny.
Marzluff is a renowned ornithologist and urban ecologist, and professor of wildlife sciences at the University of Washington. He is author of In the Company of Crows and Ravens, Gifts of the Crow, Welcome to Subirdia, and two other books.
Join us for a fascinating look at a world hiding in plain sight, and help us kick off our annual Everett Reads! event!